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Krystalyn’s Story

“One time I was so sick I couldn’t go to work and I couldn’t take care of my daughter either.”

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Milwaukee paid sick days coalition vows to fight on

COALITION VOWS TO FIGHT ON AFTER JUDGE FAILS TO STOP THEFT OF PAID SICK DAYS IN MILWAUKEE Politics trumped justice and the will of the people in Milwaukee today, as a circuit court judge ruled that a new state law

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Lennise’s Story

She said, well you’re a temp and they are not. Needless to say, I never called in sick again.

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Family Values @ Work Activists Celebrate Wins at National Summit

  “Energized for the next efforts.” “Proud to be part of this movement.” “Grateful for the opportunity to share my story at the Congressional Reception. That will be something I will always remember.” These were just a few of the comments

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Aaron’s story: Luck shouldn’t determine whether you can take responsibility for your family

Via Washington Policy Watch: I’m the proud father of a 6-week old baby girl. As you can imagine, I’ve had my share of sleepless nights recently – but it’s helped me realize how lucky I am. Growing up, my dad

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New brochure offers compelling stories from workers and employers

A 6-page brochure featuring selected stories from FV@W’s Working Families Story Bank is now available. The brochure offers a sample of the dozens of personal accounts from workers, business owners, and caregivers currently available from the Story Bank. Stories in

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Paid Sick Days Story Library Available for Media

Reporters looking to cover the 2011 National Summit on Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave, cosponsored by Family Values @ Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families, will want to check out the Paid Sick Days Story

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Bettyann’s Story

My son was constantly sick, he got pneumonia… we found it was all traced back to a teacher at the day care…because she had no paid sick days was coming to school sick herself…

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Genevieve’s Story

I was faced with threat of being fired if I didn’t show up for a shift when I was ill.

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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: Interview with Ellen Bravo

Ellen Bravo recently did a video interview with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, offering exciting updates on grassroots campaigns across the country engaged in winning paid sick days and paid family leave.  She makes the case for why these policies are

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